Dariush Borbor

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187471610X537271 Journal of Persianate Studies 3 (2010) 222-238 brill.nl/jps A Syntacto-Cognitive Study of the Diachrony, Synchrony, Etymology and Gloss of the New Persian Formant am / an * Dariush Borbor Arya International University, Yerevan

Niek Arentsen

Use of את and עם There is one example in which a clear distinction between First and Second Isaiah can be seen, which can best be explained by diachrony. In Biblical Hebrew two comitative prepositions are known: עם and את . The distribution is presented in the following table: In the books

Io Manolessou

" KEYWORDS "demonstrative pronouns, deixis, anaphora, diachrony" SIZE HEIGHT "220" WIDTH "150" VOFFSET "4"> System in Greek Io Manolessou Academy of Athens The distribution of the Greek demonstratives, i.e. the available word order options, has remained constant throughout the history of the language, from

Jason D. Haugen and Michael Everdell

crucially excludes Mesoamerica. This paper is structured as follows. In Section 2 we briefly recount previous research on the typology and diachrony of suppletion which informs the analyses presented in our survey, and we summarize previous research into Uto-Aztecan suppletion patterns more

One Text, Thousand Methods

Studies in Honor of Sjef van Tilborg


Patrick Chatelion Counet and Ulrich Berges

Essays in this volume describe the shift in biblical exegesis within the last several decades from the interpretation of biblical texts as the outcome of historical development, or diachronic methodology, to the exploration of the text as the result of a reading process rather than a historical process, or synchronic methodology. Each essay examines a text from the Old or New Testament through the lens of one of the many modern synchronic methods used in postmodern literary interpretation. The methods discussed include ideology criticism, semantic and poetic analysis, cognitive linguistics, drama theory, narratology, deconstruction, and anthropology and intertextuality. The authors of this work challenge biblical scholars not to just perform exegesis, but to explore the methods and aims underlying their interpretations.

Aorist voice patterns in the diachrony of Greek

The New Testament as a sample of Koine

Liana Tronci

. However, this issue is too wide and complex to be dealt with here. The reader is referred to Porter (2000a, 2000b) for some preliminary analysis. As far as the synchrony vs diachrony dichotomy is concerned, this study provides both a synchronic analysis of the aorist voice system in the NT and a


Rumiko Shinzato and Leon A. Serafim

Rumiko Shinzato and Leon A. Serafim bring a new dimension to kakari musubi (a type of focus construction, henceforth KM) research, incorporating Japanese and Western linguistic theories, and synthesizing Okinawan and Japanese scholarship. Specifically, they analyze still-extant Okinawan KM in comparative perspective with its now extinct Japanese counterpart, while also offering reconstructed Proto-Japonic forms. Major hypotheses on the origins and demise of KM with insight from Okinawan are also evaluated.

In addition, viewing KM as consisting of kakari particle + nominalized musubi predicate, they compare KM with its structural analogs, such as (1) Modern Japanese no-da, (2) its corollary in Japanese Western Periphery dialects, and (3) English it-clefts.

Finally, the authors apply iconicity-based analyses and grammaticalization theory, interpreting correspondences between deictic-origin particles, which are shared, their epistemically unique musubi forms, and their respective functions.


Damián Vergara Wilson

In Categorization and Constructional Change Damián Vergara Wilson uses the Spanish change-of-state construction quedar(se) + ADJ to analyze the impact of categorization on constructional change and productivity in data spanning eight centuries. In usage, the appearance of one adjective in the construction triggers the emergence of related ones through analogical extension propelling the expansion of semantic categories of adjectives. Categories develop in different ways reflecting the characteristics of their members in terms of semantics and conventionalization. Emergence tends to relate to the ability of one construction to attract adjective types away from another. This study gives insight into the cognitive status and complex evolution of a schematic construction in a way that supports an instance-based model of memory.

Understanding Participant-Reference Shifts in the Book of Jeremiah

A Study of Exegetical Method and its Consequences for the Interpretation of Referential Incoherence


Oliver Glanz

In prophetic and poetic literature of the Old Testament references to textual participants are inconsistent with regard to their gender, number and person characteristics. Oliver Glanz for the first time provides a systematic study of the phenomenon of participant-reference shifts. The study is restricted to the book of Jeremiah and reflects upon the methodological conditions that should guide the analysis of participant-reference shifts.
Focusing on computer assisted pattern recognition the research suggests that Jeremiah's participant-reference shifts should not be understood from a diachronic perspective. Understanding the origin and function of participant-reference shifts rather from the perspective of syntax, text grammar and rhetorics proves to be more consistent with the textual evidence. With this insight participant-reference shifts no longer have to distort textual coherence.